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at 5:00. abc 7 news continues now online on welcome to "world news tonight." homeward bound. america on the move after the long holiday weekend. the diverted flights. the mile long lines. >> we missed our flight by one minute. >> the heavy traffic on the highways. where the weather is slowing travel right now and the brutal cold on the way. off the force. officer darren wilson retiring from the ferguson police department. as protesters snarl traffic, and even take it to the nfl field. will his move help restore peace? emotional reunion, the boy back in his mother's arms. after four years. the boy hidden behind a wall. the clever way he got word out. plus, how he got free.
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and hidden in plain sight. the secret treasure in this popular mover, worth more than $100,000. can you spot what is so valuable in this movie about a mouse? and good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday evening. i'm tom llamas. as we come on the air tonight, millions of americans making their way home on this thanksgiving weekend, crowding the hays and the skies. take a look at this map. there's a dizzying amount of flights in the air on this busy day of travel. so far, 182 flights canceled. more than 2600 delayed. dense fog in denver diverting dozens of flights. those planes landing an hour away. inside the terminal, the lines seeming to stretch forever. and rain in california caught hazards and traffic jams like this one in los angeles.
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david kerley from reagan airport in washington. >> this is the security line for the airport. >> reporter: americans are on the move tonight. more than 2.6 million travelers packing airports. as chicago's midway, security lines looping thru the terminal. denise whitaker from out seattle affiliate komo facing this mile long line on her way home. >> i've been at the airport a total of seven hours. it took us about an hour and 15 minutes to get through that long security line. >> reporter: at new york's jfk airport a security scare, a bomb threat against this american airlines flight arriving from barcelona, spain. the flight was met by law enforcement and 200 on board evacuated to the tarmac. >> they told us to keep out baggage still and to stay seated and not to move. >> it got kind of alarming when you saw the men in the bomb disposal outfits. they're all dressed in silver. it was like it was out of the space movie. >> reporter: no explosives were found. across the country 180 flight canceled, more than 2600 delayed. an arctic blast bringing biting
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winds to the midwest. and plunging temperatures to denver where low visibility caused delays and forced airlines to divert incoming flights. western storms bringing much needed rain, but with the good, the bad. in san francisco, delays in the sky on the roads. officials warning drivers to slow down. 90% of people traveling this holiday season are driving. many hoping to be home tonight. the problem at the chicago airport was a tsa staffing issue and it just snowballed. there were not enough officers. overall, about a quarter of the cancellations of wednesday. half the delays. tom, amazing. lack of nor'easter makes it easier to get home from the holidays. >> david, thank you. abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano is here. rob, david was talking about the rain out in california. but that's actually a good thing, right? >> yes, they need the rain. it's the driest period on record. but too much is too good. and one, the area they got burned by wildfires, that are worried about mud slides.
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they are actually dropping hay and straw there to worry about that. and also that are sandbagging across flood prone areas. we have a break in the rain tomorrow but it comes in earnest tuesday. and three, four, five inches of rain and 2 and 3 inches as far south as san diego. >> and there is serious cold on the way? >> another cold shot. take a look at this. people will see a 70-degree that in south dakota. and amarillo, my news 1. >> okay. thank you. the possible that ray rice may play again in the nfl. his wife breaking her silence about what they have been through after their altercation in the elevator and members of the team that dropped rice now speaking out. ryan smith at the ravens game today. >> reporter: with big games playing out across the nfl with the playoffs on the line, tonight, the former all-pro ray rice is still a man without
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a team -- for now. eligible to sign with any club after winning his case against the nfl friday, espn now reporting four teams have shown interest in the super bowl-winning running back. but none are likely to pick him up this season. this weekend, rice's wife, janay, standing by her husband, speaking out about that brutal attack in the elevator. >> in my heart in knew that our relationship wouldn't be over. because i know that this isn't us, and it's not him. >> reporter: at the ravens game today, sprinkling of fans wearing his jersey. many split on whether or not he should come back. >> he knocks her out and he is reinstated. i don't agree with that. >> i don't agree with what he did. and he got punished and let him make his money. >> reporter: he wouldn't be the first star to come back. dante stallworth was convicted of manslaughter and came back. michael vick served 21 months for dog fighting and still plays with the jets.
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still, experts say, rice has a long way go. >> teens will look at that and say that video is too much for us. >> reporter: too tough to forget. >> i think no team wants to be a part of that that year. >> reporter: while rice's former team, the ravens, are unlikely to bring him back, many of his teammates are firmly in his corner. one tweeted, rice will do the right thing. if given another opportunity. and another says he is glad his friend ray rice will be given a second chance. tom? >> thank you. take a look at this picture from the nfl game today. several rams players with their arms up in the hands up, don't shoot pose. it's no surprise after the big announcement darren wilson is resigning from the ferguson police report. tonight, alex perez again in ferguson with details on the resignation, the e reaction and what happens next. >> reporter: this weekend, officer darren wilson make his resignation official in a letter
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to the department, writing in part, i have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers in the city of ferguson at risk. ferguson's mayor today addressed wilson's decision today saying there were no direct threats but that the resignation, a step in the right direction. >> as far as the city of ferguson is concerned we have severed ties with wilson. >> reporter: wilson will not receive severance pay. in an exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos, he acknowledged staying with the department might be impossible. >> do you really think it's possible? i mean, you think they could accent me? you think it'd be safe for me. >> reporter: wilson said he was most concerned about the people around him. >> what is your biggest worry? >> someone hurting my family or another officer gets hurt. >> reporter: wilson says in a letter he hopes his resignation will allow the community to heal. but nearly a week after a grand jury decided not to indict wilson in the shooting death of michael brown, demonstrators are protesting nightly outside the police station, many arguing wilson's resignation is not enough. >> i do believe he should have
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been found guilty. >> reporter: as for wilson, he and the ferguson police department still face separate civil rights investigations. >> just because the grand jury ruled it doesn't actually -- doesn't mean everything's over. >> reporter: and a small group of people, protesters already gathering here outside the police station. and the family of michael brown says they will not decided yet whether they are file a civil lawsuit against darren wilson. tom? >> thank you. we move on to the crowds you might have seen this black friday weekend. scenes like this, a mall in san francisco, all across the country. and yet a new tally shows 133 million people went to the stores between thanksgiving and today that is down nearly 5% from last year. so what's behind the big change and will cyber monday make a difference? lindsey janis investigates. >> reporter: grown men fighting over flat screen tvs.
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this shopper emerging victorious from a scrum over electronics. despite scenes like these, those initial numbers say fewer of us willing are to risk a black eye on black friday to get that deal. shopping on turkey day itself made up for some of the dip, but one thing is clear, the rules of holiday bargain hunting are changing. so is cyber monday still the day to shop online? >> cyber monday is an amazing day to shop online, but it's not the only day anymore. it's really a cyber month of deals, and i think cyber monday is the summit. >> reporter: for the best deals, shopping guru mark ellwood says go to online only retailer, like for clothes or zappos for shoes and newegg for electronics. >> there's a lot in it for them to make cyber monday a big thing. >> reporter: and make sure you have all the latest apps to help you find the lowest prices. >> my favorite bargain hunting app is definitely poachit. i think poachit is phenomenal. you can install it in your browser on your laptop computer and click on it before you check
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out on any website. it will scrape the internet for any coupon available so you're using a discount ray gun. >> reporter: our shopping expert top tip, sign up for e-mail from your favorite stores tonight and watch the deals start rolling in. tom? >> we turn to a disturbing family of a missing ohio state football player. police now confirming they have found the body of the player inside a dumpster near the university. aren'tly, he died of a self-inflicted if gunshot wound. he died just before the big game. texting his mother concussions messed up his head. from georgia tonight, a 13-year-old boy and his mother and a thanksgiving to remember. for four years, he was held against his will by his father and he found a way to get free. here is the story. >> reporter: a reunion, four
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years in the making. tonight a florida mother back with her 13-year-old son, first reported missing in 2010. >> i just couldn't believe it. that we found him. >> reporter: police say the boy, who lived with his mother in florida, disappeared after visiting his father in georgia. then, out of the blue this weekend, she received a text message from her son, telling her that he was at his father's house, being kept being a fake wall. hidden in a linen closet, above the garage, where police found him saturday. >> we opened the compartment where he was and i saw him and asked him to come forward and he was horrified. he was frozen with fear. >> reporter: police haven't revealed how the teen got the cell phone. neighbors say he wasn't always kept hidden, and they had seen him outside in the past, doing heavy yard work. >> i see him on school days outside working in the yard. long hours.
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>> reporter: now, 37-year-old father gregory jean and his girlfriend, 42-year-old samantha davis, who officials say is already on probation for a previous child cruelty conviction, are charged with false imprisonment and child cruelty. the two are being held without bond, remaining behind bars. the boy they held for so long now free, back in his mother's arms. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. around the world tonight, pope francis tackling war and terrorism on his trip to turkey. young refugees from syria and other conflicts in the re-john calling for the end of minorities. he is calling on all islamic leaders in politics, religious life and universities to condemn violence inflicted by terrorists like isis. and sony pictures is fighting back against what they
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say is a brazen attack against their computer systems. at least five of their movies have shown up online. a cyber tleft theft valued in the millions. and in a strange plot twist, a key suspect maybe a foreign country's government. david wright explains. >> reporter: north korea isn't at all happy about seth rogan and james franco's new comedy. >> take him out? >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> what? >> reporter: the hermit kingdom reportedly threatening a strong and merciless countermeasure against sony pictures. so when the studio's servers got hacked by a group calling itself guardians of peace, some jumped to the obvious, but unlikely conclusion. >> every studio is terrified this can happen to them. >> reporter: yep. here it is. the theory is state-sponsored piracy. stealing unreleased copies of "annie" and "fury" and releasing them online. >> history is violent.
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>> reporter: sounds crazy. but at least one south korean think tank claims north korea does have a team of hackers capable of something like this. >> this is speculation. no one knows if north korea is behind it. >> reporter: sony couldn't be the reached for comment. abc's cecella vega recently asked rogen and franco about poking fun at pyong yang's famously thin-skinned dictator. >> risky move? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: of course, "team america" got their first. but in this case, north korea has the last laugh. and still ahead tonight -- >> we are going around getting loans and not pay ug for bikes. ma'am, you're on the way to jail. >> threatening calls just like this. dramatic threats. what debt collectors will say to get their money. what happened when one woman fought back? and who owes who. and home from the pounding seas.
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calls, says he follows the law. pretty much. >> pretty much means that you can push the edges a little bit sometimes. >> reporter: would you call them names? >> not really. >> reporter: but 31-year-old jessica burke says the collector she encountered wasn't so careful about following the rules. >> 15 text messages a day. and they weren't professional at all. >> reporter: can you read them to me? >> porky pig, 200 pound slob in a double-wide. >> reporter: throughout her entire ordeal, jessica says she never met her collector face to face. but we have. it's john anderson. did you send her text messages? >> no. >> reporter: jessica says you sent her text messages calling her porky pig. >> not in my vocabulary that's not something i would say. >> reporter: but jessica had had enough. she went on the offensive and sued anderson, claiming he violated the fair credit reporting act. you turned the tables back on him. >> yes, exactly. >> reporter: anderson never
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showed up in court, and a judge awarded jessica more than $33,000. now she was the collector and he was the one who had to pay up. >> i came out on top. i fought back, he can't bother me anymore. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> good for her for fighting back. coming up, a subway commute takes a romantic turn. speak new or forever hold your peace. instant index is up next. kes a romantic turn. speak new or forever hold your peace. instant index is up next. problems to get in the way nt my g of hosting my book club. that's why i asked my doctor about b-r-e-o. once-daily breo ellipta helps increase airflow from the lungs for a full 24 hours. and breo helps reduce symptom flare-ups that last several days and require oral steroids, antibiotics, or hospital stay. breo is not for asthma. breo contains a type of medicine that increases risk of death in people with asthma. it is not known if this risk is increased in copd. breo won't replace rescue inhalers for sudden copd symptoms and should not be used more than once a day.
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subway train to brooklyn. the blushing bride there holding something blue, the flowers. why the subway train? that is where they spend most of their relationship. die hard star wars fans they are buzzing tonight about the tiny glimpse of the star wars, the force awakens. so many fixated on the light saber. you see it there. the video released by disney, the parent company of abc news, it has more than 30 million hits. and also the alternative lego version. and shot by shot creation made in less than 24 hours. he said he started on it right after the trailer came out. and already more than 1 million hits on youtube tonight. and the force is strong with that one. still ahead, look closely. what art historian spotted in this children's movie that solved a mystery. the mouse and the masterpiece when we kbom d, look closel
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the missing masterpiece, hidden in plain sight behind that little mouse, stuart little. nick watt with the story tonight. >> reporter: "stuart little" is a masterpiece of family entertainment, and that, above the fireplace between geena davis and hugh laurie, turns out that's a long lost masterpiece. least seen in 1928, spotted one christmas by hungarian art historian who was watching "stuart little" with his daughter. >> i went to the tv and tried to clean the screen. is it reel? >> reporter: it is. that historian tracked it down to an assistant set designer on the movie, who liked it so much she bought it from the studio when the movie wrapped. the long lost work of hungarian avant-garde painter robert bereny. miracles do happen, this was stuffed behind a couch in buffalo for years, a michaelangelo, worth $300 million. this doodle, picked up at a vegas yard sale for five bucks. it's only a multimillion-dollar warhol. what about this little chinese
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bowl i bought for $3.50? >> certainly before 1872. >> reporter: really? it's old. it's chinese, and i like it. >> the reality, you'll probably not get more than $5 or $10 for it. >> reporter: but in our "stuart little" watching hungarian historian says there are perhaps hundreds more multimillion-dollar gems out there. meanwhile, the stuart little bereny, a cheap prop picked up at a pasadena antique store for $500, is about to go under the hammer, and expected to fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> time to start checking out paintings and antiques at home. gma tomorrow morning. david muir is back here tomorrow night. thanks so much for watching. have a great evening. good night. night. thanks so much for watching. have a great evening. good night.
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next on abc 7 news at 6:00, a search on for a gunman tonight after a man is shot on a busy san francisco street. a dangerous south bay standoff comes to an end with a cloud of smoke. and a soggy sunday could turn into an even wetter workweek. we'll show you what to expect in the days ahead. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts now. i'm tiffany wilson. tonight, the search for a gunman who shot a man in his 60s in popular san francisco neighborhood. it happened late this afternoon after an argument. abc 7 news reporter is live in north beach with the details. >> reporter: tiffany, this is a
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shooting that happened around 2:30 in the afternoon when there were lots of people in the street, tourists with cameras, the bullet passed out this window and through the awning. this all started because of an argument right here in the cross walk. a neighbors tell us a very well-known character in these parts named roy started arguing with someone, hit the suv and the driver got out and shot him. now, this is him being attended to by paramedics after being shot in the shoulder. several residents say he's a fixture of this neighborhood. as he was crossing the street, he began yelling at the driver of the suv. that's when the situation quickly escalated. >> he took his cane out and whacked his car. just as he did that, i


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